Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Department in Bhubaneswar has forecast moderate thunderstorm and lightning in 11 districts of Odisha till 7:30 pm today. The warning was issued till 5.30 PM initially but was later extended till 7:30 PM.
As per Met sources, moderate thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and rainfall with hail and gusty wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph is likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Koraput, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Gajapati, Ganjam, Nuapada, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Sundergarh, Jharsuguda and Sambalpur between 4:30PM and 7:30PM.
A release from the SRC had earlier stated, moderate thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and rainfall with gusty wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph is likely to occur at one or two places over six districts- Balasore, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Koraput, Rayagada and Gajapati between 1:30PM and 3:30PM.
Later, the Met department also predicted similar warnings in Koraput, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Gajapati and Ganjam districts till 5:30 PM today.